1931 $20 MS67 PCGS. The 1931 is one of the foremost rarities in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. The total population...
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Some of the better-grade specimens that have appeared at auction in recent years are listed below. In June 1995, Stack's offered a Gem Brilliant Uncirculated piece described as having "lightly frosted yellow-gold surfaces" (lot 996). An NGC-graded MS65 example appeared in Superior's May 1996 sale (lot 1965). The cataloger indicated it was "fully struck and has exceptional color and luster." For identification purposes, a tiny rim tick below the U in UNITED is noted. In their September 1999 sale, Goldberg's sold an NGC-graded MS66 coin described as having orange-gold toning on both sides and as being sharply struck (lot 2028).
We expect the current 1931 specimen to generate spirited bidding. One can only speculate when this coin, the finest known, will come onto the market again. Population: 1 in 67, 0 finer (9/05).
From The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage.(#9192)(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 26GN, PCGS# 9192)
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Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers
The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on
two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.
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